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Paul, Apostle of Christ

Paul, Apostle of Christ

Religious movies are very hard to produce. Often, the green-screen is too obvious, the acting is wooden, the dialogue is forced (keeping slavishly solely to what to the speeches and conversations recorded in the Bible is destined to exacerbate this), the miracles can end up looking like they are simply cheap camera tricks, etc. The… Continue Reading

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Mary Magdalene

Mary Magdalene

I tend to not like religious movies – I find they are often purile, badly acted, with unbelievable scripts, weak conversations, and poor-quality special effects. Give me a deep-thinking movie, instead, any day. There’s more theology, spirituality, and religion in many “secular” movies than most of the overtly “religious” ones. The movie, Mary Magdalene, is… Continue Reading

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Church – The Flockumentary

Church – The Flockumentary

Last weekend I went to see the ‘flockumentary’, Pecking Order. It is a 2017 New Zealand comedy documentary film about competitive poultry showing. The film was shot primarily in Christchurch (NZ), focusing on poultry shows and the Christchurch Poultry, Bantam and Pigeon Club. The trailer (above) gives the flavour of the film. As I was… Continue Reading

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God Willing

God Willing

I just watched the DVD version of God Willing (Italian: Se Dio vuole – with English subtitles) is a 2015 Italian comedy film directed by Edoardo Falcone. Here is the NON-USA Format: God Willing Here is the USA Format: God Willing I suggest – the less you know, the more fun it is. All I… Continue Reading

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Hidden Figures on Valentine’s Day

Hidden Figures on Valentine’s Day

I recently went to the film, Hidden Figures (I recommend it). It is a film set in the 1960s, at a time in USA when segregation between men and women and between white and coloured was still practiced. One of my realisations was that this was all so recent – during the formative time of… Continue Reading

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Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange is an origin-story film set within the Marvel universe. It is not your usual origin story as this is of an ordinary guy (albeit skilled and qualified) who, by accident, stumbles into the realisation that reality may be far more complicated than his science-only worldview had allowed for. And through this his life,… Continue Reading

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The Brand New Testament

The Brand New Testament

The Brand New Testament [NON-USA Format / PAL / Region 4 The Brand New Testament ( Le tout nouveau testament ) [ NON-USA FORMAT, PAL, Reg.2 Import – United Kingdom If your piety allows for no humour around images of God – don’t watch this movie where God lives in Brussels and is a grumpy… Continue Reading

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